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The new Miss Wisconsin is a recent Stout graduate. 
Wendy Wagner, 22, captured the title in June during 
the contest held in Oshkosh. 

A business administration major, Wagner was able to f, ^ 
make special arrangements to complete her course ,kJj: 

work, enabling her to graduate in August. 

Wagner will spend one year representing the state 
and will compete in the Miss America pageant at 
Atlantic City, New Jersey. (The pageant had not yet 
been held at press time.) 

Wagner was selected from among 30 women from ,~V-J 

throughout the state. She sang the solo "Mira" from 
the musical "Carnival" during the talent competition. 

Wagner, who was Miss Menomonie before entering 
the state contest, said her motivation to compete was 
sparked by her interest in the educational and scholar- 
ship benefits that she will accrue as the winner. She 
said she eventually hopes to receive a master's degree 
and pursue a career in business. "It is important for 
me to do this because today's woman must be ready 
for the competition in today's society," she said. 

Wagner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hagen 
of Des Plaines, Illinois. She moved to Wisconsin four 
years ago to attend Stout. 

She said the Miss Menomonie contest was her first 
association with a beauty pageant and that her hopes 
for the state contest were only to become a finalist. 
She said she has similar hopes for the Miss America 
contest. 

Wagner's interests include voice, French horn and / 

piano. At Stout she served as manager for WVSS, the 
campus radio station. □ 






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William Rosandick is a Stout 
graduate on an international mis- 
sion. Rosandick, who received his 
bachelor's degree in Hotel and 
Restaurant Management in 1979, is 
on a 27-month tour of duty in the 
Philippines, where he is a Peace 
Corps volunteer. 

An article appearing in Rosan- 
dick's hometown newspaper, the 
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 
said that he joined the Peace Corps 
"because he likes to work with 
people and help people." 

Writing for the Tribune, Rosandick 
said the Philippines has about 425 
Peace Corps volunteers, the largest 
number in any country served by 
the Corps. 

Rosandick said Philippinos are 
proud of their association with the 
United States. "When talking to 
people, after mentioning that you 
are from the United States, most 
people tell you a son, daughter, 
brother or sister lives in the 
'states.' They can also tell you the 
city the relative lives in." 

Rosandick said he is working 
with The Rural Health Unit, which 



is part of the Philippine govern- 
ment's Ministry of Health. "My 
superior is a doctor and I also work 
with two nurses, seven midwives 
and two sanitary inspectors," he 
said. 

Rosandick said he is encountering 
some "surprises" during his stay 
in the Philippines. "One morning I 
was putting on one of my boots, I 
couldn't fit my foot into the boot 
because something was inside," he 
writes. "As I peered in I saw a rep- 
tile face looking back at me. You 
never saw a boot go flying across 
the room so fast. After I picked up 
the boot and shook it, out came a 
9-inch lizard. Next morning it was 
back in the same boot. This time I 
looked first. I haven't seen it 
since." 

But despite such "surprises" 
Rosandick finds his Peace Corps 
service enlightening to him and 
helpful in showing "a positive side 
of America and Americans." 

"It has been predicted by 
philosophers and futurists that in 
the years to come, with computers, 
the jet age, advancing technology 
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and guest workers traveling inter- 
nationally, that individual cultures 
will find it difficult to survive," 
Rosandick writes. "Instead, they 
predict a 'world community', with 
countries adopting customs and 
parts of cultures borrowed from' 
other countries." Rosandick added 
that people learn from other people 
and in doing so get rid of some of 
their misconceptions. "Understand- 
ing is important," he said. "There 
is personal satisfaction in talking to 
people from another culture on the 
same level— as a human being— and 
realizing that a common goal for 
many people is making this world a 
better place to live." 

Rosandick said that one of his 
goals is to learn several Philippino 
regional dialects. "It is important 
for me to be able to converse in the 
local dialect because, although 
English is spoken by some of the 
children (in the area), they don't 
understand it in detail," he said. 
He said he also hopes to become 
involved with nurses and midwives 
on pre-natal care discussions with 
pregnant mothers. □ 



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Students majoring in applied mathematics at UW-Stout 
have a high job placement rate, and employers from 
many parts of the country come to the university in 
search of prospective employees. 

Applied math graduates are working at jobs from 
California to Colorado to the East Coast at such well- 
known firms as McDonnell Douglas, Texas Instruments, ' 
Hughes Aircraft, and J.C. Penney. 

Eino Maki, associate professor of mathematics at 
Stout, believes one of the major reasons for this is 
Stout's approach to math. "It is not a traditional pro- 
gram," Maki said, adding that it is something com- 
parable to having a double major, in math and another 
related course, perhaps computer science or statistics. 

Because of the diversity of courses offered within the 
major, a graduate in applied math might fit well into a 
variety of jobs, perhaps mechanical design, industrial 
management, computer-aided manufacturing, market 
analysis or economic forecasting, Maki said. 

All math students have classes in the major's re- 
quired subjects, but emphasis will vary. Some choose 
statistics, others computers. Students excel in different 
areas within the major, Maki explained. 

"We are not trying to train someone just to work on 
a computer," Maki said, adding that the program is 
trying to give the foundation, the logic and problem- 
solving, to apply to a number of jobs. The Stout math 
program is a "blending" of information, Maki said, 
that gives students flexibility for all kinds of jobs. 

Maki explained that with an applied math major, a 
student can go on to earn higher degrees in many of 
the subjects included in the major, such as math, 
business, statistics, or computer science. 

Because of their diversity and flexibility, applied 
math majors are able to "roll with the punches," Maki 
said. That is, they adapt well to- change and are more 
usable and adaptable to various jobs. They can also 
communicate with people who have chosen to pursue 
one special course of study, such as accounting. 

"Employers that come to Stout appreciate this adapta- 
bility," Maki said, explaining that often a broad, 
general knowledge in a variety of related areas helps, 
because frequently the first year or two in a company 
is a learning time anyway. It is the fotxndational 
knowledge that is necessary. 

Many students in applied math also get the benefit 
of a six-month internship with a company, and the 
school continues to look for more companies interested 
in such internships. Internships, Maki said, make the 
students more conversant with the business world and 
give them more self-confidence. Interns come back to 
classes with presentations on what they did, what they 
learned and practical suggestions. 

The applied math major also offers a speakers series 
in which alumni and people from various companies 
come to campus and speak to students on subjects 
such as how to prepare for an interview. Graduates 
often report on how their courses relate to their jobs. 
The university tries to get students ready for the job 
market in many ways, Maki noted. □ 







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He also said that the faculty in the department is 
close to the students, knowing not only their names, 
but also their personalities and capabilities. "We can 
steer them toward the most appropriate companies for 
their capabilities and to the internships best for them," 
he said. 

In the past, Stout has been able to place nearly every 
applied math graduate in a job. Maki admits, however, 
that the economy has had some influence on that 
record in the past couple of years. Companies have a 
"wait and see" attitude he said, before hiring anyone 
else. Even experienced systems people have been let 
go. "There is a small pool of experienced people out 
there without jobs," Maki said, but with the rapid ad- 
vances in the field, "that won't last long/'D 



Operating budget 
gets approved 



An operating budget for Stout, totaling more than 
$46.7 million, has been approved by the UW System 
Board of Regents. Funding is for the 1983-84 fiscal 
year, which covers July 1 through June 30, 1984. 

Approximately half of the university's total operating 
budget is financed by state tax dollars; the remainder 
comes from fees, grants and gifts. 

The budget has increases of tuition and fees, 
although Wisconsin residents attending Stout will ex- 
perience total additional costs of less than 3 percent 
from last year. 

The budget includes approximately $27 million in 
salaries and fringe benefits for the university's 924 per- 
manent employees and graduate assistants. By action 
of the State Legislature, no money has been provided 
for salary increases this year. 

Other expenditure categories are $11.9 million for 
supplies and services and $3.7 million for equipment. 

James Freer, university budget officer, said Wiscon- 
sin students attending Stout will pay $2,891 for tuition, 
segregated fees, room and board for the year. Freer 
said this represents a $77 increase or about 2.7 percent 
from last year. 

Freer said the relatively modest increase is due to 
strong continuing enrollment at Stout and efficient 
management of areas such as the university's auxiliary 
operations, which include the Student Center, 
residence halls and food service. For example, room 
rates this year will increase $22 and there will be no 
increase from last year in the food service ratg. 

"Auxiliary operations have been fully used because 
of our strong enrollment," he said. "By operating at 
full capacity, managers of the auxiliary operations have 
been able to hold down costs." In addition, he said, 
auxiliary services have been operating from a sound 
financial base, using good management techniques to 
keep costs in line. 

Segregated fees, which cover things such as student 
activities, will be $225, a $5 increase from last year. 
Freer said that the solid student base and use of these 
funds administered by student government, have kept 
costs down. "Students have been realistic in their ex- 
penditures and, therefore, have not put a high de- 
mand on these segregated fee dollars," he said.D 




Teleproductlon Center 



by Lynn Meyer 

Refreshing, responsible television 
shows of high quality that have the 
intention of "developing a higher 
level of intellectual, cultural and 
human sensitivity." That may not 
sound much like many of the 
television shows being produced to- 
day, but it does describe the kind 
of programming the Teleproduction 
Center at Stout is producing. And 
the Center has awards from the 
industry and education which 
reflect that kind of quality. 

This TV production house, the 
Teleproduction Center, was con- 
ceived in 1975 as part of Stout to 
produce television shows for 
WHWC-TV, Channel 28, the public 
television channel in the area. 
There were five on the staff 
originally, and that is what the 
Center is funded for. But because 
of additional funds the Center has 
earned by securing numerous con- 
tracts for shows, the staff has in- 
creased to 13. That includes Paul 
Stankavich, director of the Center, 
along with producers, directors, 
writers, an art director, cinematog- 
rapher/videographer and audio 
specialist. In addition to serving 
Channel 28, the Center now pro- 
vides programs for the entire 
Wisconsin Public Television Net- 
work as well as various public 
agencies and organizations. 

Instructional programming is an 
important part of the Center's 
work, according to Stankavich. Pro- 
grams that cover everything from 
science to history to social skills 



may be viewed within a school- 
room setting at elementary and 
secondary levels. The Department 
of Public Instruction determines the 
area in which an instructional pro- 
gram is needed, and the Center 
produces it. "We do not determine 
content," Stankavich explained, 
"that's handled by the experts'in 
education." After being produced, 
programs are reviewed by the 
Educational Communication Board, 
the governing body of Wisconsin 



Public Television. The Teleproduc- 
tion Center, however, acquires the 
talent and writes the script. "And 
the bottom line is, if young people 
learn," Stankavich said. 

With other kinds of programs, 
the Center develops ideas them- 
selves. They "initiate, investigate, 
produce and deliver programs on 
many topics. Spectrum 28 is an ex- 
ample. It offers material of interest 
to people in the 19-county Channel 
28 viewing area. 



"Tltere's no magic formula. It takes 

time and effort and commitment" 

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The Center also produces every- 
thing from 30-second public service 
announcements to 30-minute in- 
structional programs. 

Public affairs programs include 
consumer programs on topics such 
as fuel conservation and energy- 
alternatives; social issue programs 
on child abuse, alcoholism, learning 
disabilities; entertainment programs 
such as bluegrass groups, pup- 
petry, drama, poetry; instructional 
programs on bike safety, math 
enrichment; and in-service pro- 
grams on copyright law and peer 
counseling. One recent program 
was on computers. High school 
sports and "specials" are also 
offered. A show on Finnish co-ops 
in northern Wisconsin took more 
than a year to develop with all the 
research, videotaping and other 
work involved. Staff members at 
the Center develop a variety of pro- 
grams to suit many different tastes. 
In fact, the Center is open to good 
ideas for programs, although funds 
are limited. 

The Teleproduction Center has 
received wide recognition for its 
efforts. 

When asked about the national 
and state awards the Center has 
won, Stankavich acknowledged that 
"yes, the Center has won some." 
He proceeded to produce from his 
files a four-page typed sheet which 
lists nearly 40 awards the Center 
has received: Corporation for Public 
Broadcasting awards, Central 
Educational Network awards, Na- 
tional Association of Educational 
Broadcasters, graphics and design 
awards, Broadcast Designers' 
Association awards, Gabriel awards 
for "uplifting" television. Most re- 
cent awards include the International 
Film and TV Festival of New York 
Bronze Award and the San Francisco 
State University Broadcast Industry 
Conference award. 

How, Stankavich was asked, are 
award-winning shows produced 
with the limited available funds. 
"There's no magic formula," 
Stankavich said. "It takes time and 
effort and commitment. It's simply 
a commitment to quality... If it were 
just a job, it wouldn't work, but 
it's more than that."D 




Frank Belisle 

A veteran timekeeper and avid Blue 
Devil fan, Frank Belisle received the 
Distinguished Athletic Service 
Award at the university's annual 
Hall of Fame -ceremonies September 
10. 

Belisle was football and basketball 
timekeeper for Menomonie High 
School and Stout from 1942 to 
1970. He was also a timekeeper for 
track. Belisle was honored by the 
university's "S" Club on his retire- 
ment in 1970. 

Belisle taught biology at 
Menomonie High School from 1926 
to 1955. He then served as registrar 
and director of Placement at Stout 
until his retirement. □ 



Promotions in rank, tenure and 
emeritus for Stout faculty have 
been announced by Chancellor 
Robert S. Swanson. 

Promoted from associate pro- 
fessor to professor are Nasser 
Hadidi, mathematics; Fred Menz, 
Research and Training Center; Tom 
Modahl, vocational rehabilitation; 
Wayne Nero, business; and Gerald 
Zimmerman, chemistry. 

Faculty members promoted from 
assistant to associate professor are 
Jafar Jafari, habitational resources; 
Patrick Liebergen, music; Janet 
Polansky, English; Denise Skinner, 
human development, family living 
and community educational services; 
and Zenon Smolarek, industrial 
management. 

Moving from instructor to as- 
sistant professor are Mary Hopkins- 
Best, educational psychology; 
Stuart Fullarton, habitational 
resources; Phil Sawin, Library 
Learning Center; Ron Verdon, art; 
and Ned Weckmueller, industrial 
management. 

Hadidi, Menz, Verdon and 
Weckmueller were also granted 

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"S"Club 

Formed last fall, Stout's National 
"S" Club is compiling names and 
addresses of former Stout letter 
winners. 

Letter winners are requested to 
send their names and addresses to 
the club's secretary-treasurer Steve 
Terry, in care of the University of 
Wisconsin-Stout Fieldhouse, 
Menomonie, Wisconsin, 54751. 

Besides his "S" Club respon- 
sibilities, Terry is head track coach 
and offensive coordinator for the 
football squad. □ 



tenure. In addition, tenure was 
granted to 10 other faculty 
members: Gary Searle, industrial 
and marketing education; Howard 
Feldman, vocational rehabilitation; 
Leonard Sterry, graphic com- 
munications; Claudia Smith, art; 
Carole Flint, English; Raymond 
Hayes, speech; Maureen Munger, 
business; James Pejsa, physics; and 
Priscilla Kesting and John Williams, 
human development, family living 
and community educational 
services. 

Jane Rosenthal Reynolds, human 
development, family living and 
community educational services, 
was named professor emeritus. She 
is retiring after 21 years of service 
to Stout. 

Edward Gold, chemistry, who is 
retiring after 16 years at the univer- 
sity, was named associate professor 
emeritus. 

The emeritus designation is an 
honor granted to retired faculty 
members. It is awarded, along with 
faculty promotions, as part of the 
annual operating budget. □ 




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Stout 
a leader 



Sundial 
restored 



Stout continues to be a leader in 
energy conservation in the UW 
System, according to a report 
issued to System administration. 

The report, which covers the 
1982-83 fiscal year, shows that total 
energy consumption dropped 4.9 
percent from the previous year. 

In the report, Dan Newhall, 
Stout's physical plant director, at- 
tributed part of the reduction in 
consumption to the university's 
computerized management system, 
which monitors energy controls. 

"One of the primary reasons for 
Stout's continued energy consump- 
tion, reduction each year is the 
attention given to systems mainte- 
nance, especially in the area of 
mechanical controls," Newhall said 
in the report. "Another reason is 
the importance given to equipment 
running times to take advantage of 
electric utility off-peak hours when 
applicable." 

But Newhall also said that campus 
community attitudes about conser- 
vation and completed conservation 
projects have also contributed 
strongly in maintaining Stout's 
position as one of the lowest 
energy users in the UW System. D 



In a symbolic move to conserve 
energy, the university's sundial has 
been restored to operate. 

Located at the rear of the present 
student center, the sundial had 
been vandalized and was not 
operable for about 20 years. 

Members of the Inter Residence 
Hall Council energy committee 
voted to spend some of their funds 
to have the repairs made. Their ac- 
tion was intended'to symbolize the 
value of having something which 
performs a function without using 



energy. The committee has been ac- 
tive in promoting various energy 
conservation steps that have been 
taken in the residence halls. 

Repair work on the sundial was 
done with parts cast in the Stout 
foundry under the supervision of 
Paul Speidel, associate professor of 
materials processes. 

The sundial was a gift to the 
university from the 1956 graduating 
class. Its base is inscribed with the 
motto "Out of School's Life Into 
Life's School. "□ 





PFHAT T7 ATTONT 

a new approach 




A new approach to education is 
being launched at Stout in the form 
of what the university calls 
"specializations," according to Vice 
Chancellor Wesley Face. 

Face said these "specializations" 
will permit studies in new areas 
"in a different way than through 
traditional majors, minors, concen- 
trations and credit requirements." 

Four "specializations" will be 
offered initially by the university: 
9 Inventing. This will enable 
students with creative abilities to 
study ways of improving produc- 
tivity and solving social problems 
through the use of the most recent 
advances in technology and to ad- 
vance their inventive capabilities. 

• Craftsmanship. Students with this 
specialization will be assisted in 
learning about subjects such as skill 
development, materials, tools and 
aesthetically pleasing design as a 
means to further develop their 
ability in a select craft area. 

• Training and Resource Develop- 
ment. This "specialization" is 
designed to prepare graduates who 
will be able to design training pro- 
grams. The program will be of par- 
ticular interest to students who 
have a background in areas such as 
engineering, technology, education, 
business and labor. 

» Future studies. This program will 
focus on techniques of predicting 
and managing changes which will 
affect various aspects of society. 
The "specialization" will be of in- 
terest to those students interested 
in long-range planning. 




"Each specialization 
will be unique 
in its approach..." 
—Face 

Nelva Runnalls, Stout's dean for 
curriculum, research and graduate 
studies, said the "specializations" 
will provide a way of implementing 
a portion of the university's mis- 
sion statement which calls for 
"development of new educational 
strategies." 

Runnalls described the "speciali- 
zations" as "quite different from 
the curriculum we usually have," 

Face said that although these pro- 
grams may attract new students to 
Stout, enrollment is expected to 



draw mainly from students already 
enrolled who will use the "speciali- 
zations" to enhance their existing 
course work. In some cases, 
courses taken for a "specialization" 
may be applied to a Stout degree 
program, although that will not be 
a requirement, Face said. 

Face and Runnalls said the pro- 
grams will be "transdisciplinary," 
meaning they will cut across 
departments and schools 
throughout the university. Face 
said a faculty adviser will be ap- 
pointed for each "specialization." 
Through the adviser, students will 
be assisted in designing specific 
objectives within the "specializa- 
tion." Face said in most cases this 
will involve a variety of learning ex- 
periences including both credit and 
noncredit activities, "Each 'speciali- 
zation' will be unique in its ap- 
proach to developing the desired 
capabilities and will be individual- 
ized for the student," Face said. 

Face said he views this new ap- 
proach to education as "the oppor- 
tunity to do some fairly creative 
things without worrying about 
some of the traditional require- 
ments." Runnalls added that it is 
also intended to "accomplish ob- 
jectives without the specific pre- 
requisites" normally found in many 
programs at the university. D 






There was a Norwegian touch this summer to the food 
prepared at Corner III, the instructional restaurant 
facility in Stout's home economics building. Irene 
Borge was the first Norwegian food apprentice to 
attend summer school in the Hotel & Restaurant area. 

Irene works at the Annen Etage,' a French restaurant 
in the Hotel Continental, Oslo, Norway. It is the only 
five-star restaurant in Norway. Irene was awarded the 
trip and course work at Stout for the best apprentice 
performance at the hotel. She was enrolled in two 
classes this summer: Quantity Food Production and 
Restaurant Operations Management. She noted that 
both classes provided her with much experience specif- 
ically in the areas of greeting and waiting on guests 
and working with the different forms of food service. 

She said that in the United States more carbohydrates 
are served, deep-fat frying food is more popular, and 
larger portions of food are served. As evidence of all 
three, Irene said she had gained ten pounds. In Nor- 
way simpler preparations are used such as boiling or 
poaching food and, of course, fish is served very 
often. 

Irene is originally from Voss, Norway. She began 
working as a dishwasher at the Stalheim Hotel at fif- 
teen. She was interested in food preparation, and was 
"kidnapped" by the cook to work in the cold kitchen 
preparing appetizers, salads, and desserts. She attended 
the Flksand Husmorskole in Bergen in order to appren- 
tice as a chef. She will continue her apprenticeship 
once she returns to Norway and will receive her 
diploma as a licensed chef in December of this year. 

Asked what she enjoyed during her eight-week stay 
in Menomonie, Borge said she liked the fourth of July 
fireworks, shopping, tubing down the Red Cedar 
River, the campus that was easy to get around and the 
Mabel Tainter Theatre. The hot weather was also en- 
joyable but not the tornadoes. "There's no such thing 
in Norway." 

She appreciated the aid of her instructors with the 
subject matter and for the first few weeks with the 
English language. Cheryl Bork, Philip McGuirk and 
teaching assistant, Karen Langballe, who is also from 
Oslo, made summer school an excellent learning ex- 
perience. "Everyone is so friendly and helpful," and 
Irene was amazed at the helpfulness of students in her 
class. Socializing outside of the clasroom with students 
was new to her; in Norway everyone is off to work 
after classes. 

"Thanks to the university and the community for 
supporting the exchange program. I know this pro- 
gram will be a great opportunity for participating 
students. I've had a great time here. I hope to return 
to Menomonie some time in the future." 

John Repa, a senior from Cudahy, is the Stout stu- 
dent who is working at the Hotel Continental this 
summer for eight weeks. He will obtain three credits 
for the experience. Next summer three hotels in Norway 
will participate in the program and each will exchange 
two apprentices with two UW-Stout students. Teaching 
assistant Karen Langballe has also been instrumental in 
this.D 



Irene Borge and Karen Langballe 



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The Modulux. For nearly a decade 
and a half it served as a temporary 
classroom and office facility while 
Stout underwent a burgeoning 
growth in enrollment and building 
programs. 

Now, with enrollments stabilized 
and the campus building program 
nearly complete, this tenuous land- 
mark will be removed. A portion of 
the university's new student center 
will occupy the site with com- 
pletion expected in 1985. 

A prefabricated building, the 
modulux was assembled in its pre- 
sent location during January of 
1969. At the time it provided relief 
to a critical space shortage and over 
the years has been a place where 
many a faculty member has set up 
office. Scarcely a single graduate at 
Stout in the last fifteen years has 
not had at least some classes in the 
modulux. 

During its occupancy, seven new 
classroom and office buildings were 
erected on campus and several 
more existing facilities were 
remodeled. Renting the modulux 
from private owners allowed 
smooth transition to the new 
facilities. Now, workers are 
disassembling it and moving it out 
of Menomonie.D 





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Class Notes 



1925-1952 

Helen Diamond Wicher '25 resides in 
Harlingen, Texas and spends her summers 
traveling. Kathaleen Hughes Ranum '25 
resides at Pineview Apartments, Carlton, 
Minn. Vivian Florin Hazel, BS '33, MS '58, 
was honored at Hope United Church of 
Christ, Cochrane, in appreciation of her 
years of service in the missionary field. 
Helen Owen Bittwer '34 has retired from 
teaching home economics at West Ottawa 
Middle School, Holland, Mich. Stuart 
Anderson '35, a former Stout faculty 
member, has retired from Sangamon State 
University, Springfield, 111. He has authored 
a book for Illinois Association of School ■ 
Boards titled "Successful School Board 
Meetings." The IASB has also published a 
72-page national edition of this book for 
distribution in the 50 states. Lester "Buck" 
Reynolds '39 has retired after 28 years of 
teaching auto mechanics and five years with 
General Motors. He is married to Jane 
Chenoweth Rosenthal Reynolds BS '40, MS 
'60, who has retired from Stout as assistant 
to the Chancellor for affirmative action and 
professor in home economics education. 
They are residing in Menomonie. Eugene 
Wereley BS '42, MS '47, resides in New 
Berlin after retiring from 34 years with the 
Milwaukee Public Schools. Ruth Madison 
Harmon '45 has retired from the Muskegan 
Heights Public Schools after 38 years. Joe BS 
'47, MS '53 and Dora Campbell Serflek '45 
reside in West Allis, where he has retired 
after 36 years of teaching in the West Allis 
School District. Bernard Hughes '48 has 
been elected president of the Wisconsin 
School Public Relations Association. Robert 
Christianson '50 is a radar technician for the 
Federal Aviation Administration, and resides 
in Palacios, Texas, with his wife and son. 
Mildred Halvorson BS '51, MS '61, is in 
sales with Realty World-Colonial Square, 
Menomonie. Russ '51 and Jean Van Liew 
Boettner '52 reside in Wyandotte, Mich., 
where he is retired from teaching industrial 
arts at Flint and Ecorse, Mich. Walter Parsek 
BS '52, MS '57, has retired from teaching at 
Menomonee (Michigan) High School. He 
was a machine shop teacher there for 31 
years. Roland Krogstad MS '52, is a state 
vocational school board research consultant 
and has been involved in many community 
volunteer programs. 



1955-1969 

John Rynders BS '55, MS '62 has been 
awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Israel 
where he will be teaching educational 
psychology courses with emphasis on special 
education at Bar Ilan University in Ramat 
Gan. He will be doing research with pro- 
fessor Reuven Feurerstein on mental retarda- 
tion and co-authoring a book with him. 
Rynder's wife Barbara Brown Rynders '57 
and daughter will be living in Jerusalem 
with him for the nine months. Harlan Giese 
'57 has been executive director of the Iowa , 
State Advisory Council on Vocational Educa- 
tion since 1970 and was recently elected vice 
chair of the National Association of Ex- 




Stuart Anderson '35 



ecutive Directors of State Advisory Councils 
on Vocational Education in Washington D.C. 
He resides in Urbandale, Iowa. Duane '59 
and Gwen Somers Marshall '57 are teachers 
at Torch Middle School, LaPuente, Calif. He 
also does remodeling and she sells hand- 
made arts and crafts. Jack Kirby MS '58 is 
the industrial education department chair- 
man at UW-Platteville. He was recently 
awarded a Laureate Citation by the board of 
directors of Epsilon Pi Tau, the international 
honorary professional fraternity of education 
in technology. James Cain '59 is program 
administrator for IBM and resides in Dun- 
woody, Georgia. Gerald Korpela '60 has 
been appointed manager of engineering with 
FWD Corporation. James Lubahn '60 is 
manager of manufacturing engineering for 
Doerr Electric Corp. in Cedarburg. John 
Banks BS '61, MS '68, ED.S. '73 is the 
secondary vocational education coordinator 
with the Rochester, Minn. School System. 
Gerald Sorensen '61 has been named prin- 
cipal of Central High School, Salem. Martin 
Blonde '62 is teaching metals at Hamilton 
High School in Sussex and resides in North 
Lake. Donna Reiter Cordes BS '64, MS '81 
is an outpatient counselor for the Lutheran 
Social Services office of Rice Lake. Joyce 
Ziegler Freiwald '65 is a department 
chairperson and assistant professor of 
fashion merchandising at Northwood In- 
stitute, Midland, Mich. She was awarded 
the 1982-83 Northwood Institute Faculty 
Excellence Award. Freiwald resides in 
Saginaw, Mich., with her husband and three 
children. Dennis Herling '66 is general 
supervisor, Detroit Diesel Allison Division, 
G.M. Corp. He resides in Indianapolis with 
his wife and two children. Nicholas 
Verstegen '68 is employed by the University 
of Minnesota in Agadir, Morocco, where he 
resides with his wife. Dale Lueck '69 is 
manager of manufacturing operations at 
Rockwell International, Collins Avionics 
Group, and resides in Center Point, Iowa. 



1970-1972 

Norman and Barbara Opalinski Paradise '70 
have adopted a son, Alexander, age 3, from 
El Salvador. Maria Novasic Ritter '70 is 
dietary supervisor at Hill Haven's Sierra 
Vista Care Center, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Edgar 
Ryun BS '67, ME '70 is administrator of the 
Fennimore Community School System. He 
resides in Fennimore with his wife Linda 
Schultze Ryun '73 and their three children. 
Brent Surowie '70 is an account manager for 
Proctor and Gamble Distributing Co. in 
Maine and northern New Hampshire. He 
resides in Wayne, Maine with his wife and 
three children. First Lt., Jane Bjerke '71 is 
an aircraft maintenance officer with the 10th 
Aircraft Generation Squadron and has been 
decorated with the U.S. Air Force Commen- 
dation Medal at RAF Alconbury, England. 
Larry Schnepf '71 is a cafeteria manager for 
Service Systems of Buffalo, N.Y., and 
resides in Niagara Falls, N.Y., with his wife 
and three children. Richard Valenta '71 is a 
new product design engineer at Hamilton 
Industries in Two Rivers. Chuck Weydt '71 
is a counselor with Northeast Wisconsin 
Technical Institute, Sturgeon Bay. Richard 
'72 and Karen Skjegstad Bauer '73 have 
adopted a baby girl, Elizabeth Anne. They 
reside in Madison. Kathleen Myhra Olson 
'72 is secretary of the Minnesota Association 
of Extension Agents. Bill Schaller '72 is 
assistant training instructor of equipment 
and plant department for Milwaukee County 
Transit System. 



1973-1975 

Bill Eno '73 is director of food and beverage 
at Des Moines (Iowa) Marriott. Kay 
Schneider Fett '73 is director of marketing 
and training at Security First National Bank, 
Sheboygan. She resides in New Holstein 
with her husband Mike '72 and two 
children. Susan Thompson Hunter '73 is a 
cost accountant for St. Jude Medical Inc., St. 
Paul, Minn. Barney Klecker BS '73, MS '76 
is the world-record holder (4.51:25) for the 
50-mile ultramarathon. David Miller '73 is 
president of Miller Manufacturing Inc., New 
Holstein. He recently received a service 
award for the work he has done this past 
year as program chairman for the Society of 
Manufacturing Engineers. Evelyn Chritton 
'74 has been promoted to assistant secretary 
at Title Insurance Company of Minnesota 
and is supervisor of final policy production. 
She resides with her husband in Champlin, 
Minn. Jeff Gove '74 is employed by 
Bethesda Hospital Association, Cincinnati, as 
food service director. Donna Jensen Menart 
'74 has received the 1983 Distinguished Ser- 
vice Award by the Wisconsin Association of 
Extension 4-H Youth Agents. Dave Daubner 
'75 is employed as a cook at Al Johnson's in 
Door County. David '75 and Candice Mat- 
son Polka "77 reside in Saukville. He is 
working at Allen Bradley Co., Cedarburg, in 
technical writing and marketing communica- 
tions. She is in advertising and marketing 
for Country Quilts/Sampler Wholesale, 
Cedarburg. Nancy Luedtke Zieman '75 has a 
30-minute cable television show "Sewing 
with Nancy," filmed in Milwaukee, which 
airs in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. 



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1976-1977 

Glenn Baird '76 is food and beverage direc- 
tor of Castle Kitchens Corp., at the Minnesota 
Renaissance Festival, Shakopee, Minn. 
Michael Guckenberg BS '74, MS '76 is ad- 
ministrator at Nicolet College Vocational 
Evaluation Center in Rhinelander. Betty 
Cheadle Hartman '76 is a consultant for 
Discovery Toys. Brett Huske '76 is director 
of sales of the Sheraton Molokai Hotel at 
Kalua Koi Resort, Honolulu. Steve 
Nechvatal '76 is food and beverage manager 
at Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center 
in Appleton. Dave Nolan '76 is director of 
marketing for Boston Marriott Hotel, 
Newton, Mass. Dave and wife Christine 
Redlich Nolan '76 reside at 800 Haverton 
Drive, Creve Coeur, Mo. David Pollack '76 
is employed as tax attorney, tax department, 
Arthur Andersen Co., Chicago. Jim 
Schultenover '76 was named Outstanding 
Director of Sales for Marriott Hotels for 1982 
for exceeding his booking pace by 90 percent 
and for developing new methods for 
establishing business leads. The Chicago 
Marriott competed against the company's 
other 119 hotels for the award. David 
Willard '76 is senior associate engineer, 
general technology division of IBM in Burl- 
ington, Vt. Mary Zelenka '76 is teaching 
home economics to handicapped students at 
Gaenslen School in Milwaukee. Larry Huber 
'77 has been appointed chief of the city of 
Fitchberg Fire Department. David Koster '77 
is general manager of Thermo Burr in 
Madison Heights, Mich. Sharon Nelsen '77 
is a home economics teacher at Cameron 
High School, and a summer travel recruiter 
and counselor with the American Institute 
for Foreign Study and American Interna- 
tional Travel-Study Programs. Peggy Traeder 
'77 is the owner and manager of Lady Luv, 
Reedsburg's newest women's fashion shop. 



1978 

Connie Givan Biaggio is a home-based 
preschool handicapped instructor for Seward 
Public Schools, Seward, Neb. Keith Braden 
is residing in Tampa Fla„ with his wife. 
Mary Crave, Grant County home economist, 
was recognized as "Rookie of the Year" by 
the Wisconsin Association of Extension 
Home Economists. John Motola is a catering 
manager at St. Louis Marriott-Airport. He 
resides in St. Charles, Mo. Beth Timm will 
be taking a one-year leave of absence from 
her duties as St. Croix County 4-H and 
youth agent to pursue a master's degree in 
adult education at the University of 
Minnesota. 



1979 

Thomas Bohmke is a sales application 
engineer with FMC Corp., Green Bay. 
Frederick Busch is sales representative for 
Ataco Steel Products, Grafton. He resides at 
4000 W. Riversedge, Milwaukee. Wiliam 
Church is a software engineer for Hughes 
Aircraft Co., Los Angeles. Mary Ebbeson 
Davis is a retail bakery manager for Jewel 
Food Stores in Countryside, 111. Chris 
Dreyer Rugg is a sales representative for a 
coffee company in Kansas City and a part- 
time model. Sarah Gorham is food produc- 



tion manager for Marriott Hotel, San Antonio, 
Texas. Linda Poppelaars Heurung is a pro- 
grammer/analyst for Electronic Data 
Systems. Steven Joseph has been promoted 
to technical resource manager at Press On 
Inc., Stillwater, Minn. David Knoff is 
employed by the Arandell-Schmidt Corp., 
Menomonee Falls. Dennis Koepsel is a 
teacher at Mayville High School and coach 
of the JV football team. Michael Kornacki is 
director of catering at Dayton's Plaza Hotel 
in Dayton, Ohio. Robert Mers is 
owner/manager of Mers Restaurant, 
VVauconda, 111. Celene Frey Ostenso is an 
admissions counselor for Stout. Holly Ostoic 
is a service representative for Prudential In- 
surance Co., Appleton. Mark Schwoerer is 
general manager of Country Kitchen in 
Sturgeon Bay. Paul Sciarra is food and 
beverage manager at Radisson Duluth Hotel, 
Duluth. Terry Shaikh is general manager of 
Marriott Inn in Cleveland/Beachwood, Ohio. 
David Ulma has been promoted to technical 
illustrator/creative designer with the Stan- 
dard Register Co., Dayton, Ohio. Thomas 
West is general manager at Calumet Country 
Club in Homewood, 111. 



1980 

Johnson Ajide Afolayan BA '80, MS '81, 
ED.S. '82 is currently working on his Ph.D. 
degree at Iowa State University, Ames, 
Iowa. Gerald Eberle is restaurant manager at 
Whitney's Fine Dining, Milwaukee Marriott, 
Brookfield. David and Michelle Nick 
Johnson reside in Eau Claire, where he is a 
quality control inspector at Phoenix Steel 
Inc., and she is a manager at Huebsch Linen 
Service. George Hemmerich is employed at 
Crystal Cabinet Works and resides in 
Princeton, Minn. Julie Hass Hensley is 
teaching home economics at Taft Junior High 
School in Oregon. Nancy Holmberg BS '80, 
MS '82 is a probation and parole agent for 
the state, employed at Rice Lake. Dennis 
Landgraf is director of food and beverage for 
Mariner Hotel Corp., for the West Coast. 
Jane Rauth has been appointed interim ex- 
tension home economist in St. Croix County. 
Doug '80 and Virginia Wheeler Riley reside 
in New Auburn where he has his own con- 
struction company. Daniel Sonn is store 
manager at Burger King in Milwaukee. 
Constance Schwantes is a secondary EMR 
workstudy coordinator and teacher for 
Sparta Senior High School. David Whooley 
is assistant manager at Furr's Cafeteria in 
Enid, Okla. Steven and Marilyn Lesker 
Zuehlke '78 reside at 1984 Timberwolf Trail, 
Eagon, Minn. He is employed by Control 
Data and she is employed by Abbott-North- 
western Hospital, Minneapolis. 



1981 

Rolf Brekke is employed by the Dunfey 
Corp., as assistant banquet manager at the 
Marquette Inn, Minneapolis. Bill and 
Margaret Fena Coldwell reside in San Jose, 
Calif., where he is an industrial engineer at 
IBM and she is a district designer for Cort 
Furniture in Santa Clara. Maureen Curtin is 
sales /manager at the St. Paul Radisson, St. 
Paul, Minn. Dan and Brenda Poppy 
Destache BA '81, ME '82 reside in Braham, 
Minn., where she is employed by Five 



County Mental Health Center and he is an 
industrial arts teacher. Christine Grunwaldt 
is the catering coordinator for L'Hotel Sofitel 
in Houston. Karen Jarocki BS '81, MS '81 is 
rehabilitation counselor for Vocational 
Rehabilitation Associates Inc., in Duluth, 
Minn., and resides in Superior. Dennis 
Johnson is a vocational rehabilitation 
specialist for Hines Veterans Medical Center, 
Chicago. Cynthia Mortag is store manager 
for Bermans in Northbrook, 111. Tami Haas 
Satre is manager of Maurice's Men's Shop at 
London Square Mall, Eau Claire. Brooke and 
Theresa Koch Peterson '80, reside in 
Overland, Mo., where he is an estimator for 
Hospital Building and Equipment and she is 
a dietetic technician at St. Louis University 
Hospital. Steven Wilhelms is project ad- 
ministrator with the Locks Mill of Appleton 
Papers at Combined Locks. Karen Cleppe 
Woelfel is assistant manager of Wallpapers 
to Go and resides in Muskego. Sharon 
Acker Wong is an interior designer for San 
Francisco Design and resides with her hus- 
band in Salt Lake City, Utah. 



1982 

Ali Asef MS is enrolled as a graduate stu- 
dent at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University, pursuing a Ph.D. in in- 
dustrial engineering. Larry Belken works at 
a coal mining operation in South America 
for Morrison-Knudsen International Inc. 
Kathleen Lansing Birkel is a second grade 
teacher at Ellsworth Community Schools.. 
Debra Byom is a group home counselor in a 
home for developmentally disabled adults, 
Havre, Mt. Thomas Boelter is plant engineer 
associate with Northrop Aircraft Corp., Pico 
Rivera, Calif. He resides in Fullerton, Calif. 
Jeffrey and Lorie Maidl Bunke BS '80, MS 
'81 reside in Milwaukee. He is working for 
Arandell-Schmidt Corp., she works for 
Security Savings, Menomonee Falls. Richard 
Bush is assistant construction manager for 
the Hoffman Group, Chicago. Bryan Buske 
is college program coordinator for Reynolds 
Management, a division of Barkley Broad- 
casting in Hales Corners. Susan Cash is a 
model village hostess for Wausau Homes 
Inc., Rothschild. Jeff Cohen is an assistant 
manager at Arby's Roast Beef in Chicago. 
Jane Hall is assistant manager at Wendy's in 
Freeport, 111. Michael and Leslie Hankey 
Dugas '79 reside at 3707 Poinciana Drive, 
Santa Clara, Calif., where he is a manufac- 
turing engineer at Intel and she is a head 
teacher at University Preschool. Karen 
Harelson has been named director of 
dietetics at Vernon Memorial Hospital in 
Viroqua. John Fechter is a banquet captain 
at Guest Quarters, Houston, Texas. Amy 
Skarda is a management trainee at 
Donaldson's Department store, Minneapolis. 
Steven Slivinski is an industrial arts in- 
structor at Racine Horlick High School. 
Christopher Strand is a production super- 
visor for Amoco Foam Products, Chippewa 
Falls. Susan Godersky is activities instructor 
with Alpha Industries in Jamestown, N.D. 
Christine Gruenberg is an employment 
counselor with Employment Advisor's Inter- 
national Inc., Minneapolis. David Haben is a 
management trainee for Walgreens in Edina, 
Minn. Penny Radloff Hilgendorf is teaching 



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at Waterloo Sunshine Preschool. Traci 
Vallenskey Hoeltke is assistant manager 
with Pizza Hut and resides in Orlando, Fla. 
Nancy Hougard is employed by Stevensons 
in Sturgeon Bay as a manager trainee in 
retail. William Hrablk is a sales represen- 
tative, manager trainee at Metropolitan 
Insurance, Roseville, Minn. Edward Hribar 
is a moving consultant for North American 
Van Lines-Apollo in Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Lisa Jerman is teaching preschool at Viroqua 
Elementary School. Sue Jochims is employed 
by Ethan Allen Inc. of Miimetonka, Minn., as 
a designer. Pete Johnson is employed by 
IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., as an in- 
dustrial/packaging engineer. Richard 
Johnson is a field representative for Central 
Insurance Co., La Crosse. David Juhlke is 
an industrial engineer with Geo. A. Hormel 
& Co. Debra Klein is a home economics 
teacher at Bowler. Bruce Lamberty is an 
associate process engineer with FMC Corp., 
Northern Ordnance Division, Minneapolis. 
Emmett Long is beverage manager at the 
Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center in 
Appleton. Connie Loose is a marketing sup- 
port representative for CPT Corp., Min- 
neapolis. Jerilyn Kinkema Ludwig is a 
manager for Northwest Fabrics, Rockford, 
111. Mark Mecikalski is a Customer service 
representative for W.A. Kruger-Pontiac Divi- 
sion, Pontiac, 111. Paul Miller is a work ad- 
justment counselor in Watertown, Conn. 
David Norwood is in management training 
with Shopko. Andrew Porter is assistant 
manager of the Adam's Mark, Indianapolis. 
Scott Richer is manager of the Excel Inn of 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ross Schroeder is an 
assistant industrial engineer at Control Data 
(MPI). He resides in Ediria; Minn. Laurie 
Schultz is a private first class with the U.S. 
Army. Lois Scott is a section manager iri 
food operations for Mariott's Great America 
in Gurnee, 111. Richard Swatek is manager 
of Ponderosa, Beloit. Mark Swoboda is an 
electronic technician with General Electric, 
St. Petersburg, Fla. John Van Bosch is an 
industrial engineer for Vitro Laboratories, 
Oxnard, Calif. Gregg Weber is working for 
State Farm Insurance, Dallas. Franz Zillner 
is an industrial arts teacher with the school 
district of North Fond du Lac. 



1983 

Faye Moseley Bronchalla is interning in 
dietetics at the UW-Madison Hospital. Terry 
Feil is employed by Furr's Cafeterias Inc., 
Lubbock, Texas as a management trainee. 
Sara Haessly is a management trainee for 
Dayton/Target Corp., Bloomington, Minn. 
Ray Hinch is employed by Hamilton In- 
dustries Inc. of Two Rivers. Sheila Maloney 
is employed by Hormel in Austin, Minn., in 
sales. Colin Moore is employed by Wyatt 
Cafeterias Inc., Dallas, as an assistant 
manager. Carolyn Simpson is assistant 
housekeeping manager for Marriott Corp., 
Washington, D.C., Dennis Ruff is associate 
programmer at Sperry Univac, Eagan, Minn. 
Jill Senglaub is employed by Seifert's in 
Minneapolis. Jill Thompson has accepted a 
position with the Altec Packaging Co. in 
Santa Clara, Calif. Glen Vander Veldon is 
teaching industrial arts for the Southern 
Door County Schools. Mark Zipperer is a 
management trainee at Granada Royale 



Hometel, Bloomington, Minn. Brian Weiler 
is a registered nurse at the Dunn County 
Health Care Center, Menomonie. Cheryl 
Sobczak is a customer service representative 
at W.A. Krueger Co., New Berlin. Susan 
Hahn is a manager trainee at Red Lobster 
Inns of America, Milwaukee. Marilyn Mann 
is a management trainee with Days Inns of 
America Inc., Sarasota, Fla. Jodi Rescigno 
Hoffman has been added to the staff of the 
Washington County Council on Alcoholism 
and other Drug Abuse. Lenore Doyone 
Hoolihan is employed by Hyatt Regency, 
Minneapolis, as housekeeping team leader. 
David and Beth Hepp Herrild reside in 
Albuquerque, N.M., where he is employed 
by Furr's Cafeterias as a manager trainee 
and she is a design assistant with American 
Business Interiors. Corrine Pristel is an 
assistant buyer at Milwaukee Boston Store in 
the Grand Avenue Mall, Milwaukee. Dennis 
Behnke is staff engineer with Wieser Con- 
crete Products, Maiden Rock. Roger Beyer is 
a manager trainee at Furr's Cafeterias in Fort 
Collins, Colo. John Dawson has accepted a 
position with Midland National Life Insurance 
Co., Sioux Falls, S.D., where he will be 
working for his actuary fellowship. Bennie 
Jo Beer is camp business manager for Black 
Hawk Council of Girl Scouts. 



1940-1978 

Jane Chenoweth Rosenthal BS '40, MS '60 
to Lester "Buck" Reynolds '39, March 12, 
Menomonie, where couple resides. Janet 
Genett to Ronald Hull '66, Jan. 3, Marsh- 
field. Couple resides in Houston. Marjorie 
Fisher to Nicholas Verstegen '68, Dec. 18, 
St. Paul. Couple resides in Agadir, Morocco. 
Julie Olson to N. Joe Hertzfeld '69, Jan 30, 
Monroe. Couple resides in Eau Claire. Susan 
Gennigen to Steve Zelinske '73, April 9, 
Menasha. Susann Thompson '73 to Steven 
Hunter, Sept. 24. Couple resides in Shore- 
view, Minn. Karen Hodnett '74 to Wayne 
Martin, Jan. 4, Iolani Palace Park, Honolulu, 
Hawaii. Couple resides in Monroe. Amy 
Kranski to Richard Burdick BS '74, MS '76, 
April 2. Margaret Alf to Glenn Kindshi '75, 
Janesville. Mary Hastreiter '76 to Gary 
Smith, May 27. Couple resides in Belling- 
ham, Wash. Mary Harmon '77 to William 
Howe, Dec. 12, aboard the Harvey Gamage 
schooner. Couple resides in St. Thomas, 
Virgin Islands. Pamela Simonds '77 to 
Stephan Andersen, May 7, Baraboo. Couple 
resides in Madison. Sharon Berndt to 
Donald Tinjum '78, April 9, Wausau, where 
couple x-esides. Beth Carlson '78 to Robert 
Unbehaun, March 19, Chetek. Couple 
resides in Los Angeles. Karen Jenson to 
George Troupis '78, March 26, Lake 

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Geneva, where couple resides. Barbara 
Lundeman '78 to David Ulma '79. Couple 
resides in Dayton, Ohio. Susan McNamara 
to Richard Reinikainen '78, June 4, Buffalo, 
N.Y. Couple resides in Kenmore, N.Y. 
Kathleen Schmidt to Michael Sheehy '78, 
May 14, Kaukauna. Mary Schrader '78 to 
William Bairam, April 9, St. Petersburg, Fla.,. 
where couple resides. Marjorie Schafer '78 
to Samuel Muscarella, May 21, Milwaukee. 
Couple resides in Southfield, Mich. Jean 
Valentincic to Randall Miller '78, June 4, 
Sheboygan. Couple resides in Plymouth. 



1979-1980 

Sherry Anderson '79 to Steven Norris, Jan. 
23, Sparta. Couple resides in Winona, Minn. 
Debra MacDonald to Robert Baugniet '79, 
July 2, Sheboygan, where couple resides. 
Kathy Dillingham '79 to Kerry Morgan, 
June 11. Couple resides in Clintonville. 
Christine Dreyer '79 to Robert Rugg, Oct. 2, 
. Cedarburg. Couple resides in Lenexa, Kan. 
Mary Ebbesen '79 to James Davis, Feb. 4, 
Wheaton, 111. Couple resides in Glendale 
Heights, 111. Celene Frey/79 to Roy Ostenso, 
April 23. Couple resides in Menomonie. 
Julie Gessert '79 to Jan Prinsen '80, March 
6, Cedar Grove. Couple resides in 
Crestwood, 111. Leslie Hankey '79 to Michael 
Dugas '82, Aug. 1982, Appleton. Couple 
resides in Santa Clara, Calif. Susan Hub '79 
to Peter Batchelor, April 21, Spring, Texas; 
where couple resides. Patricia Mannel '79 to 
Douglas Dorow, Jan. 30, Barrington, 111. 
Holly Ostoic '79 to David Johnson, April 16, 
Beloit. Couple resides in Appleton. Kathy 
Olson to John Ostrowski BS 79, MS '80, 
May 21, Wittenberg. Couple resides in 
Roseville, Minn. Linda Poppelaars '79 to 
John Heurung, April 7, Minneapolis. Couple 
resides in St. Louis Park, Minn. Margaret 
Schmidt to Robert Noll '79, April 16, 
Kaukauna. Jenifer Smith to David Knoff '79, 
April 9, Muskego. Couple resides in 
Milwaukee. Julie Hass '80 to Benjamin 
Hensley, March 12, Lincoln City, Ore. Couple 
resides in Gleneden Beach, Ore. Ann Herder 
'80 to Jeff Voermans, May 21, Wausau. 
Couple resides in Green Bay. Lorie Maidl 
BS '80, MS '81 to Jeffrey Bunke '82. Couple 
resides in Milwaukee. Emily Miller to Jack 
Kobinsky '80, June 4, Edina, Minn. 



1981 

Karen Cederstrom to Fran Netteberg '80, 
August 1982. Couple resides in St. Paul, 
Minn. Karen Cleppe to Ken Woelfel, June 5. 
Couple resides in Muskego. Cheryl Conto to 
Anthony Rizzio, March 5, Addison, 111., 
where couple resides. Margaret Fena to Bill 
Coldwell, May 7, Hibbing, Mnn. Couple 
resides in San Jose, Calif. Margaret Frigo to 
David Longstreet, March 13, College Station, 
Texas. Couple resides in Houston. Paulette 
Hidani to Timothy Hein '80, April 2. 
Couple resides in Crystal, Minn. Kathryn 
Knuteson MS to Warren Wesley BS '76, MS 
'81, May 7, Senaca Corners. Couple resides 
in Columbia Heights, Minn. Ann Petershack 
to David Juhlke '82, April 16, Elm Grove. 
Couple resides in Ottumwa, Iowa. Jill Peter- 
son to Trent Zimmerman, May 7 , Okauchee. 
Couple resides in Oconomowoc. 



1982 

Kathy Atkinson to Randy Birr, April 8. 
Couple resides in Tucson, Ariz. Mary Bord 
to Kirk Gillette, June 11, Wisconsin Rapids, 
where couple resides. Katrina Roth to Boyd 
Wissbroecker, June 4, Antigo. Couple 
resides in Pearson. Katy Golden to Scott 
Richter, April 30. Couple resides in Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. Jody Kettler MS, to William 
Peplinski. Couple resides in Monona. Jerilyn 
Kinkema to Edward Ludwig, Dec. 4. Couple 
resides in Rockford, 111. Karla Kleckner to 
Jeffrey Bergman '81, Cleveland. Couple 
resides in Racine. Margaret Larkin to Dale 
Neis, April 9, Lancaster. Couple resides in 
Dickey ville. Mary Lenbom to Kevin Carlson, 
May 14, Chetek. Couple resides in Fort 
Worth, Texas. Gretchen Mayer to Michael 
Morgan '81, April 23, Watertown, Minn. 
Couple resides in St. Louis Park, Minn. 
Cindy Nault to Rick Kornely, April 9. Cou- 
ple resides in Port Washington. Mary Nayes 
to Greg Ericksen, April 16, Chippewa Falls, 
where couple resides. Jill Schmidt to Craig 
Haupt, May 14, Hales Corners, where couple 
resides. Tammy Shew to David Peasley, 
April 9, Bladk River Falls. Penny Shubert to 
Jeffrey Siler, May 29, Menomonie. Couple 
resides in Norfolk, Va. Teresa Waite to 
James Libby, June 4. Couple resides in 
Richfield, Minn. 



1983 

Wendy Poehlman to John O'Brien, June 18, 
Lebanon. 



Births 



1970-1980 

A daughter, Roberta Lee, March 18, to Steve 
and Georgia Schlegel Larsen '70, 
Menomonie. A son, Christian Daniel, Dec. 
6, to Daniel '71 and Kathleen Heimke Close 
'70, Hoffman Estates, 111. A son, Colin 
Silvestri, Dec. 29, to Frederick and Gay 
Silvestri May '71, Seattle. A daughter, 
Karolyn Jean, April 29, to Joseph and Mary 
Bibeau Miller '72, Phippsburg, Maine. A 
son, Kristoffer David, May 3, to David '72 
and Kathleen Myhra Olson '72, Red Wing, 
Minn. A daughter, Julia Grace, Jan. 3, to 
Wendy Ronson Hyman '73. A daughter, 
Mindy Gail, March 15, to David '74 and Bar- 
bara Goldberg. A daughter, Nicole Cecilia, 
Feb. 4, to Harold '74 and Evelyn Wondra 
Gandre '75, East Amherst, N.Y. A son, 
Aaron Jacob, July 11, to Valerie Neumann 
Menenberg '74, Seattle, Wash. A daughter, 
Koren Frances, May 22, to David '75 and 
Candice Matson Polka '77, Saukville. A 
daughter, Keara Lynn, Feb. 21, to Joe and 
Betzi Knecht Murphy '76, Denver. A 



daughter, Anna Margaret, Sept. 3, to Steve 
Nechvatal '76, Menasha. A daughter, Maren 
Ella, May 1, to Edward and Dianne 
Gravesen Weber BS '76, ME '80, 
Menomonie. A daughter, June 18, to Mark 
'77 and Elytta Denning Durkee '79. A son, 
Andrew, Feb. 12, to David '77 and Maureen 
Koster, Rochester, Minn. A son, Rudolph 
Anthony, Aug. 27 to Connie Givan Biaggio 
'78, Lincoln, Neb. A son, John Robert, May 
1, to James and Judy Stanzek Gradel '78, 
Milwaukee. A son, Nicholas James, Nov. 8, 
to James and Ruth Murphy Grundman '79, 
Osakis, Minn. A son, Anthony Charles, 
Nov. 16, to Robert Mers '79, Wauconda, 111. 
A son, Paul, Aug. 30, to Paul Sciarra '79, 
Duluth, Minn. A son, Andrew David, March 
5, to David '80 and Michelle Nick Johnson 
'80, Eau Claire. A daughter, Kristen Marie, 
July 12, to Bill '80 and Mary Koop Wagner 
'81, Wescosville, Pa. A son, Adam Arthur, 
Jan. 20, to Brooke '81 and Theresa Koch 
Peterson '80, Overland, Mo. A son, Gregory 
Phillip, June 2, to Evan and Colleen Casey 
Hansen '81. A daughter, Jessica, Dec. 31, to 
Emmit '82 and Madalyn Daniels Long '80, 
Appleton. 



Deaths 



1913-1983 

Sylvia Richardson Shiras Dip. '13, 92, May 
19, Whitewater. Stanley Beguhn Dip. '21, 
BS '38, 84, June 17, Naperville, 111. Ralph E. 
Herring '22, 86, April 24, Pacific Grove, 
Calif. Gertrude H. Keep '26, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Erwin L. Schreiber, Dip. '27, BS '36, 
83, June 11, La Crosse. Walter Thome '29, 
Sudbury, Maine. "Ole" Victor Olesen '30, 
78, March 7, Birmingham, Mich. Gertrude 
Hansen Whiting '30, California. Roderick 
Purcell '34, Sun City, Ariz. James L. Govin 
'35, 70, May 28, Eau Claire. Robert H. Merk 
'47, 60, Stevens Point. Russell Beier MS '73, 
46, May 19, East Grand Forks, Minn. 
Gregory L. Bronkalla '83, 23, May 28, 
Warrens. 



The Alumni Association has continued to in- 
itiate chapters around the country. Dave 
Williams, director of the Stout University 
Foundation, visited the Dubuque area alumni 
picnic on Saturday, June 25. The picnic was 
sponsored by the Tri-State Alumni Chapter. 
Three couples worked diligently on the first 
chapter activity: Mike '74 and Margaret 
Goedjen Lenth '75, Harlan '67 and Dianne 
Dregne Pedretti '69, and Steve '72 and Faye 
Lumsden Scheil '72. 

A picnic at Lake Harriet Gazebo in Min- 
neapolis was the second chapter activity for 
the Twin Cities Stout Ahimni. Prizes were 
awarded for various categories: most 
impressive job title, Myles Opheim '80, 
"Empirical Machinery Design;" earliest 
graduate/most grandchildren, Mimi Wedel 
'21; hometown farthest from Minneapolis/St. 
■ Paul, Ian Robinson BA '72, MS '75; most 
distinguished receding hairline, Norm 
Olson, Dip. '29, BS '30; couple most recent- 
ly married, Deb Ebert '80 and Tim 
Gangnon; and most recent graduates, Jean 
Ellingson '82, and Kris Fryetel '82. 

Terry and Margy Wood Ingram BS '70, 
MS '76 horn the Stout staff, hosted an alumni 
gathering at the Normandy Inn, Port au 
Spain, Trinidad, in May. The alumni chapter 
committee includes Amos Brown '80, Hugh 
Gaskin BS '73, MS '74, Esther Godfry 
Springer BS '78, MS '79, Selwyn Jarvis BS 
'80, MS '81, Peter O'Neil BS '80, MS '81 
and Zena Whitshire '80. Prizes were awarded 
for the following: youngest child, Peter BS 
'80, MS '81 and Cheryl Toussaint O'Neil 
'80; earliest graduate of "Stout, Ronald 
Maunday BS '66, MS '67; youngest 
graduate, Joel Trim '82; and birthday, 
Bernadette Joseph BS '81, MS '82. 

The Detroit area alumni met at the 
Plymouth Hilton on June 18. Dave Williams 
presented a program on the Stout University 
Foundation. Awards went to Laurie Rentz 
'82 as the youngest graduate; Spencer 
Wright '33 as the earliest graduate; Les 
Haight '78 farthest from home; Ole Olsen 
'40 birthday; and Jim and Eleanor Keppen 
Warren '41 for the youngest grandchild. If 
you are in the Detroit area and are in- 
terested in giving the steering committee 
help, please get in touch with any of the 
following: Bill Barth '65, Les Haight '68, 
Bill Jusela BS '63, MS '68, Harlan "Ole" 
Olsen '40, John Pagels '63 or Laurie Rentz 
'82. 

More than 60 alumni and friends of the 
class of 1923 and 1933 attended the universi- 
ty for the golden anniversary reunion, June 
17. The class toured the campus and the 
city, enjoyed a special luncheon in their 
honor, and heard Chancellor Robert Swanson. 
Chancellor Swanson gave them a view of 
Stout and its mission into the 21st Century. 

Vice Chancellor Wesley Face and Dean 
Anthony J. Samenfink welcomed home 
economists attending the American Home 
Economics Association Convention in 
Milwaukee at a Stout alumni reception. Bob 
Briese '80, manager of the Wisconsin Club 
did an outstanding job helping the office 
plan the June reception for 195 alumni and 
friends. 



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Chancellor and Penny Swanson; Ann 
Ramage, assistant director of residence halls; 
Judy Spain, director of residence halls; and 
Pat Reisinger, alumni director, joined 58 
Stout friends and alumni at a champagne 
brunch and harbor tour in Seattle, July 16, 
Don Feyereisen '60 was instrumental in in- 
itiating the Washington State Alumni 
Chapter. The alumni association recognized 
several alumni in attendance: youngest 
graduate, Marty Sandin Olson '79, earliest 
graduates, Herb Larsen BA '23, BS '40 and 
Dorothy Kraabel Lathrop '23; farthest from 
home, Herb Larsen; youngest child, Patti 
Kress '73; and birthday, Tom Olson. The 
chapter co-chairmen are Don Feyereisen '60, 
Gary '68, '70 and Barbara Langdon Sivert- 
sen '70 and Charles BS '55, MS '56 and 
Evelyn Vlcek. 

At the Marriott Hotel in Portland, July 17, 
the Chancellor's program was preceded by a 
Sunday buffet. Marcelle Bollum Straatman 
'43, the 1982 Distinguished Alumni 
Awardee, was recognized as the earliest 
graduate in attendance; Jo Ann Hayes Page, 
'80, was the youngest graduate; and Fred BS 
'63, MS '65 and Pat Graham Seggelink .'65, 
of Medford, Ore., received the award for 
farthest from home. Alumni chapter co- 
chairmen are Marcelle Straatman, Jean 
Johnson '50, Vern Reseland '50, and Teri 
Van Bladeren '72. 

Chancellor Swanson and David Williams 
hosted the Colorado alumni program in 
Denver, July 20. Alumni and friends 
gathered at the Airport Hilton for a program 
on the university and foundation activities. 
The earliest graduate in attendance was 
Caroline Brick Goodspeed '31 and youngest 
graduate, John Bedsted '82. Co-chairmen of 
the Denver alumni chapter include Garrott 
Barich '37, Betsy Goulett Gomoll '79 and 
Mary Cordy Wedam '61. 

The second annual Stout alumni golf tour- 
nament was held at the Tanglewood Golf 
Course on July 30. Golfers enjoyed 18 holes 
of golf, lots of prizes and a picnic in 98 
degree weather. Tournament winners were 
Ernie Christiansen '53, low gross and win- 
ner of the silver bowl; Bill Engstrom '72, 
second place; Bill Amthor BS '50, MS '55 
third place; Joan Christianson was the best 
female golfer, and Marv Friebal '50 had the 
longest drive. Closest to the pin and longest 
putt awards went to Ray Szymanski; shortest 
drive to Joan Christianson; longest drive for 
a female, Kris Amthor '80; highest and most 
honest score according to her husband, 
Jackie Moss Van Heirseele '72. 

Sixty-eight alumni and friends watched the 
Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Toronto Blue 
Jays Saturday, Aug. 6 after a Stout alumni 
tailgate party. The party was organized by 
the Milwaukee chapter officers Mary Goplin 
Wilde '80, Randy '79 and Ruth Kremer 



Pickering '80; Sue Bell '70 and Mark '77 
and Terri Handlos. Pat Reisinger, alumni 
director was there to lend a helping hand 
and greet alumni. 

Summer wouldn't be without seeing 
visiting alumni in the office. William '47, '49 
and Helga Hosford, Missoula, Mont., were 
here to celebrate Bill's 40th high school class 
reunion. Paul Baily '40 of St. Louis, Mo., 
was here visiting relatives and friends and 
adding material to his geneology project. 
Bill Banks '52 from Stockton, Calif., was 
here to ask about the Bay Area alumni 
chapter. He is vice principal at Hamilton 
Middle School in Stockton. Jack '49 and 
Marjorie Postman from Steilacoom, Wash., 
and Barnie BS '49, MS '55 and Ruth 
Schroder Hazarian '51 were visiting relatives 
in the Midwest and warming up with the 
weather we provided. Arthur '34 and 
Lorraine Steinbring Schwartz '33 were in 
from Fredericksburg, Va. Debra Torgerson 
King '75 from Superior stopped to inquire 
about an alumni chapter in the Duluth- 
Superior area. 

Henrietta "Hank" Braker Harris '29 of 
San Marcos, Texas, was in Menomonie to 
see her relatives. Hank was the first woman 
vice president of the SSA in 1928 and also a 
recipient of the Eichelberger scholarship— the 
only scholarship at that time. It paid for 25 
percent of a year's education. Bida Braker, 
her mother, was well-known to Stout 
students for her home-cooked meals. Bida is 
100 + years and resides at the American 
Lutheran Home, 915 Elm Ave., Menomonie. 
She loves to receive mail. 

Last year the Alumnus noted Henry 
Hansen's Dip. '14 visit to campus. Another 
classmate of Henry's, Anne McCulloch 
Smiley Dip. '14 saw the article and wrote to 
him. This past April, the two got together to 
reminisce and renew their friendship at her 
home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As noted by 
Henry's friends, Agnes and Don Campbell 
who wrote to us, "it just shows what a 
newsletter can do for those who receive it." 

The Stout University Foundation spon- 
sored an awards reception for scholarship 
winners, parents, and donors, Sunday, Aug. 
21 in the Student Union. Lloyd Milavitz, 
foundation president and Chancellor Robert 
Swanson welcomed the group and 
presented the scholarships. The generosity 
of donors provided the Foundation with 
monies for 250 scholarships this year. 



Aloha! Hawaii, 1984! 

The Stout Alumni Association is offer- 
ing a Hawaiian tour, March 10 to March 
18. The tour package includes four nights 
at the new Hawaiian Regent in Honolulu 
and three nights at the Kona Surf on the 
big island of Hawaii. The price of the 
tour includes all transfers from airports to 
hotels, a briefing session about the 
islands, half-day city tour of Honolulu, 
dinner and show at the Polynesian 
Center, interisland flight and stop at the 
Volcano House on Hawaii. A travel 
escort will accompany the tour. If in- 
terested in more information, call the 
Alumni office (715) 232-1151, for the 
brochure. Travel companies have been 
reluctant to quote a price so far in 
advance, but $1,200 per person from 
Minneapolis is it at this writing. Prices 
are subject to change. As a part of the 
tour, alumni gatherings are planned on 
both islands. 



The Alumni Association will be holding 


events in many parts of the country. If 


you are in the area, please join us. 


Minneapolis/St. Paul 


Sept. 16 


Washington D.C. 


Oct. 3 


Homecoming 


Oct. 22 


Atlanta 


Oct. 24 


Rhinelander 


Nov. 5 


Green Bay 


Nov. 6 


Anaheim 


Dec. 3 


Madison 


Dec. 9 


Chicago 


Dec. 10 


Hawaii 


March 10-18 


If you're not contacted about the alumni 


gatherings, please call the alumni office 


(715) 232-1151 for more 


information. 



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